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Sunday, January 28, 2018

No More Mismatched Quilt Blocks!

Remember that time you put a lot of effort and time into piecing some blocks for a quilt? Piecing complete, but wait!! My blocks are not matching in size. My quilt top will not be the size that it was supposed to be:(
Then I purchased my 1/4 inch pressure foot, oh the way it simplified my piecing!! Perfect 1/4 inch every time. 
I am using the inner edge of the toe for a perfect 1/8 inch seam:)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Trouble Piecing Little Fabric Pieces

 I’ve been sewing on tiny little patches: 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles and 1.5″ squares, shown above. I was having trouble with the fabric migrating down into the needle hole so I changed to the throat plate with the teeny tiny opening.
I have a couple needle plates. The one below has the wide hole. It’s used for regular stitches, where the needle must swing far to the left and right. This one tends to eat very tiny patches, and you don’t need that large opening if you’re sewing straight stitches.
The one above has a tiny opening. There’s no space for the needle to move left or right so it’s used only for straight stitching. It’s great for piecing tiny patches.
The patches do not get pulled down into the throat plate and your sewing is fun again! If you don’t own one for your machine, consider getting one—it makes a huge difference in many cases! You must remember not to switch to zigzag with this throat plate, though—instant broken needle. icon sad Little Things Make a Difference: Thread Needle Tension
Come in today for your straight stitch needle plate. We handle any brand and model of machine.
Thank you Quilting Company for your input.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Difference That The Correct Pressure Foot Can Make!

Sewing with oilcloth tip:

Thank you ModernJune for sharing this great information.

We stock all of these feet for your machine.

ModernJune (click this link)

Mention this post and receive 25% off any pressure foot that we have available. Offer valid through January 31st.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Lint In Your Sewing Machine

You might think that using compressed or canned air to remove lint is a quick and easy solution. But don’t reach for that can so fast, read on to find out how cleaning your machine using compressed or canned air can affect your sewing machine!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Making leggings on an Overlocker machine is so fast and easy.

This pattern company is a mother daughter team and their patterns have up to 29 sizes in one 
pattern, which makes them an incredible value. If you are looking to stretch your sewing 
boundaries into knitwear, this is a great place to start.https://weallsew.com/hello-leggings/

Friday, September 29, 2017

I just love new tips and tricks:)